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An Irish Christmas at Kylemore

Travel to Kylemore Abbey — virtually — this December for some Christmas cheer with readings, performances, and recipes. The Kylemore Book Club will celebrate the season with Notre Dame and local faculty showcasing choral choirs, art textile and painting, fiction, and a Victorian Christmas at Kylemore.

Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 conversation

Consider This! hosts Beidinger-Burnett and McDowell will talk to Notre Dame and community experts to explore COVID-19 issues in-depth, explaining the science and research that underpins each topic in an accessible manner.

Leading People in an Ever-Changing World

A new series from the Inspired Leadership Initiative features leaders from across many disciplines and industries. Led by Tom Schreier and Chris Stevens, the concepts of human-centered leadership – mission, empathy, courage, and adaptability will be explored through short videos, readings, and interactive Zoom sessions.

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Where We're Going: Privacy

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education, and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, this new series from ThinkND will explore this point in history and how the work happening on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond relates to and impacts the United States and the world at large.

Technology Ethics Conference 2020

The Technology Ethics Center at the University of Notre Dame convenes global thought leaders in academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies to develop ethical and legal frameworks that keep pace with technological development. Join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm EDT for a conference on Algorithmic Bias. The keynote address will be given by Cathy O’Neil, award-winning author of “Weapons of Math Destruction.” This conference is geared towards a general audience.

Where We're Going: Sports

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education, and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, this new series from ThinkND will explore this point in history and how the work happening on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond relates to and impacts the United States and the world at large.

Thinking with Newman - Educating with Intention Today

In 1852, John Henry Newman presented a series of lectures examining three matters of higher education: the nature of knowledge, the role of religious belief, and the importance of a broad, liberal education for university students. These lectures, presented in Dublin at his University Church, became the basis of Newman’s life work, The Idea of a University.

Numbers Can Lie: When algorithms work perfectly but fail miserably

The famous saying, “numbers don’t lie,” might work when reporting the score of a football game, but even then, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. In the three sessions of this program, learn the basics behind data science, and discover how easily human bias can be encoded into computer models.

Black Domers

This fall, all alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame are invited to join the affinity groups in unpacking Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words. The book features 75 essays and profiles from Notre Dame alumni sharing their reflections and experiences across more than seven decades. The stories will be used as an important tool to spark dialogue and learning among members of the Notre Dame community.

Bridging the Divide 2020

We at the University of Notre Dame are not immune from the political polarization in our nation. However, we have the benefit of being members of a supportive academic community – one that encourages respect for others’ opinions, promotes critical thinking, and recognizes the struggles of those around us.

The Global Citizen

At a time when the lives of many have been dramatically disrupted and work, education and society’s functions are in a state of constant transition, this new series from ThinkND will explore this point in history and how the work happening on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond relates to and impacts the United States and the world at large.

Hitchcock in London

Before Alfred Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, he wrote, designed or directed over two dozen films in London, the city that was his birthplace and that remained a constant source of inspiration. The book club with Professor Susan Ohmer focuses on two of his most highly regarded films that take place in London: The Lodger (1927) and Sabotage (1936).

Communicating Across Cultures

Whether you are operating a global business or working within a highly diverse American workplace, effective intercultural communication skills are critical. In this series with Prof. Jim O'Rourke, you will go well beyond a look at customs to dig deeply into the concepts and research that help explain why we behave the way we do.

Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats & James Joyce

This series, led by Declan Kiberd, will draw our focus closer to the human body, inviting readers to consider how the body is represented in the work of Irish authors W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Eavan Boland.

Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literary accounts teach us that plagues and pandemics have recurred sporadically throughout human history, that sooner or later, they pass; that the timing of their passing is maddeningly unknowable; and that in the meantime, people must come up with strategies to psychologically navigate the strange, silent waters of life in lockdown.

What to Believe in Uncertain Times?

This four-part digital micro-course, led by Dr. Paul Blaschko, is designed to help you learn how to constructively debate, positively make arguments, and change or confirm your own beliefs as you find the truth.

What Makes a Life Good?

The first course in the Big Questions program, What Makes a Life Good? features content from God and the Good Life, Notre Dame's innovative first philosophy course, designed and developed by Professor Meghan Sullivan and Dr. Paul Blaschko.

Other Online Courses

In addition to Big Questions, alumni, parents, and friends are invited to participate in MOOCs (massive open online courses) and other online courses offered through the University.

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